Would you like your Thanksgiving table to be remembered for years to come? Try the following ideas to create a dazzling Thanksgiving centerpiece.
- Fall leaves can be combined with miniature pumpkins to create a colorful piece. First, collect dried leaves from the yard and then use spray-paint to seal in the color. Orange, red, and gold leaves look particularly great with a Thanksgiving spread.Then arrange the leaves in the center of the table and place a few pumpkins in various shapes and colors among them. A candle in the center of the arrangement will complete the look, and it can be lit to catch the vibrant colors of the piece.
- A family photo, combined with acorns, pinecones, and a few fake red berries from your local craft store also creates a great fall appearance. You can glue the items together in a small basket and display them for all to see. This creates a beautiful and unique centerpiece that celebrates your family. If your centerpiece is for a corporate or group function, you can display different photo of attendees on each table.
- Exquisite and elaborate centerpieces can also be purchased at stores such as Crate & Barrel or Pier One. You can choose from votive candles in a number of sizes and styles, and there are cornucopias in gorgeous woven baskets that can be placed on your table.
If you have a number of tables for your Thanksgiving feast, consider purchasing one large centerpiece for the main table and a number of smaller pieces for each additional table. Stay with the same colors and theme, and it will pull the party together nicely.
Kathryn Hilton is a party planner. She offers ideas about table Thanksgiving favors.